Disable Fast Startup Windows 10. Guide

Disable Fast Startup Windows 10
Disable Fast Startup Windows 10
Written by Wilbur Woodham

In this tutorial I will instruct you how to disable fast startup component in Windows 10. Fast startup stands for a component launched in windows 8 and is also nowadays available in Windows 10. With this option enabled, Windows boots up rapidly after a shutdown by means of the saved system information file into your workstation. The next moment it loads it applies the data stored in that file (hiberfil.sys) for a less loading process.

Keep in mind that this option does not operate if you decide to make a reboot. In this case, the system boots up in a normal manner. Typically fast startup option is switched on by default in system. Even though it’s a handy thing, it could be problematic in times your system has got a dual boot. This can lead to the information loss or in mess in the settings applied.

Steps to disable Fast startup Feature in Windows 10

Step 1: 
Use the windows key + x hotkey to reveal the menu in the left section. Optionally, you can also use the windows key + r hotkey and then specify control in it and press the Enter key.

windows key + x open control panel

Step 2: 
Click on Control panel1 and launch it.

Step 3: 
Look for Power in the search box to locate power options.

Go to Power options.

Control Panel - Power options

Step 4:
In this section, in the right menu, just simply click on Choose what power buttons do.

Power options - choose what power buttons do

Step 5: 
Then, in the window which just came up, before implementing any amendments you need to first click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.

Disable Fast Startup Windows 10 - Change settings that are currently unavailable

Step 6: 
Once you click on Change settings that are currently unavailable link, scroll down and uncheck the feature indicating turn on fast startup.

Also consider this tutorial: Boost your Windows 10 PC: 20 Working Solutions.

Step 7: 
Don’t forget to save all the introduced amendments.

You have disable Windows 10 fast startup component. To switch on the option again, implement the same steps and activate the option again.

READ ALSO: PC running slow? Ten things to check before you start replacing hardware.

Wilbur Woodham
Wilbur Woodham
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  1. Where is Control Panel?: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/where-is-control-panel-aef7065f-a9ec-1ba9-8cab-79b2b83bdda5
Disable Fast Startup Windows 10. Guide
Disable Fast Startup Windows 10. Guide
Steps to disable Fast startup Feature in Windows 10. This can lead to the information loss or in mess in the settings applied.

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Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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